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Type Non-governmental organization
Founded 2010
Location United States
Green hosting No
Impact 2,383

Public Lab is a community where you can learn how to investigate environmental concerns. Using inexpensive DIY techniques, they seek to change how people see the world in environmental, social, and political terms.

The Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (Public Lab) is a community -- supported by a 501(c)3 non-profit -- which develops and applies open-source tools to environmental exploration and investigation. By democratizing inexpensive and accessible Do-It-Yourself techniques, Public Lab creates a collaborative network of practitioners who actively re-imagine the human relationship with the environment.

The core Public Lab program is focused on civic science in which they research open source hardware and software tools and methods to generate knowledge and share data about community environmental health. Their goal is to increase the ability of underserved communities to identify, redress, remediate, and create awareness and accountability around environmental concerns. Public Lab achieves this by providing online and offline training, education and support and focusing on locally-relevant outcomes emphasizing human capacity and understanding.

Closure[edit | edit source]

Public Lab closed down activities in 2023.

Ported pages[edit | edit source]

See below a list of ported pages.

 Ported from
Aurora Tang's Balloon Closing Method
Pruebas del Community Microscope
Public Lab
Solar Hot Air Balloons
Mongolfiere solari
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Keywords citizen science, community science
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
Language English (en)
Related subpages, pages link here
Impact 369 page views
Created May 29, 2015 by Joshua M. Pearce
Modified May 27, 2024 by Kathy Nativi
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